This course will discuss EMS and fire personnel taking a more active role in Warm Zone operations using the Rescue Task Force (RTF) concept and our integration into a truly unified response with law enforcement. A Rescue Task Force is used to describe a team(s) deployed to provide point-of-wound care to victims while there remains an active threat. The objective of the team is to treat, stabilize, and rapidly remove civilian casualties while wearing ballistic protection and under the protection of Law Enforcement. The RTF shall operate in a Warm Zone or an area of indirect threat that can be considered clear but not secure (i.e. Law Enforcement has either cleared or isolated the threat to a level of minimal or mitigated risk). While there is a place for tactical EMS, this document and the best practices described will not include this concept.
Date(s): Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Registration: Open and ongoing